POS systems impacted by ‘Backoff’ breach
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put the word out that thousands of large as well as small- and mid-sized businesses have been affected by a malicious point-of-sale software dubbed “Backoff.”
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Italian jewelry brand launches ad campaign
Italian jewelry brand Nomination just rolled out a new advertising campaign that “embraces the emotional heritage, the history and the future aspirations of the brand.”
JFC announces 2014 Local Grants program
Jewelers for Children soon will begin accepting nominations for its Local Grants program, which gives 10 separate $10,000 grants to local charities nominated by jewelers.
In Calif., another diamond exhibition extended
Fueled by popularity and intrigue, a museum display in California that illustrates the stories of the world’s most famous diamonds and their equally well-known owners has been extended into the fall.
Alert jeweler helps to nab Rolex thief
A watch thief in Palm Beach has been arrested and sent to jail after a diligent jeweler recognized it as belonging to a fellow jeweler and friend.
Jeweler, family held overnight in home invasion
Police in the town of Greece, a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., are searching for three suspects accused of keeping two jewelry store workers and their adult son tied up in their home for hours in order to rob the store.